Elida girls hold off Floyd

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — Floyd girls basketball coach Cody May said his Lady Broncos just dug themselves too deep a hole to crawl out of Friday night against Elida, and not even a late rally could save them. But they sure tried. The Floyd girls outscored Elida 24-12 in the fourth period, […]

Weather, time off affects EPAC

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer As New Mexico rings in the new year, the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament consisting of 20 boys and girls teams kicks off today and over the next five days at Texico High School. EPAC is the oldest and biggest tournament in the state, and for most teams it […]

Texico’s Vaughan signs with Howard

CNJ staff TEXICO — Aaron Vaughan, a 2006 Texico High School graduate, has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Howard College, a junior college program in Big Spring, Texas. Vaughan played baseball, football and basketball and competed in track at Texico. He helped the Wolverines win the Class 1A state baseball […]

Griffin, Charles

Charles M. Griffin, 57, of Portales died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Born Sept. 9, 1948, in Crockett, Texas, to Gladys and Melvin Griffin, he moved to Portales in the early 1970s following a brief time in the Army.  For several years he worked at Cissell Moving and Storage Co. […]

Howard, Joe

Joe Howard, 75, of Portales, died Friday, May 19, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Born June 22, 1930, to Charles and Daisy Paul Howard in Highway, he married Ora Lee Howard on Feb. 10, 1951, in Safford, Ariz. He was a carpenter. He is survived by his wife, of Portales, three sons, […]

Former Elida standout dies in accident

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Dan Howard of Elida lost a lifelong friend when Elida High School graduate and New York Yankees minor league manager Oscar Acosta, 49, was killed Wednesday in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. Howard and Acosta played baseball together at Elida High. Acosta was a star pitcher in high […]

Injured pedestrians in stable condition

CNJ staff Two Clovis girls injured in an accident with a pickup truck on Friday were listed in satisfactory condition Wednesday at a Lubbock hospital. According to a police report released Wednesday, Ebony Gallegos, 13, and Catherina Gallegos, 14, were with three other girls walking north about 9:30 p.m. Friday along Prince Street near Snyder’s […]

27th SFS Airmen cop top honors

1st Lt. Megan Hall and Tech. Sgt. Paul Killgallon, 27th Security Forces Squadron, were Air Force Level Award winners. Both will travel to Lackland Air Force Base, Texas in April to receive their awards. Janet Taylor-Birkey Many compete, but few are chosen. And even fewer can be called the best. But, 1st Lt. Megan Hall […]

Top-seeded Tatum eliminates Lady Tigers in 1A

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Elida senior Kodi Armitage drives past Tatum’s Angie Sanchez late in the third quarter of Thursday’s Class 1A state semifinal game at Del Norte High in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — In the first quarter, the Elida Lady Tigers looked unintimidated and confident against top-seeded Tatum. […]

12/25 Engagements

Cortez/Sizemore Valentin Cortez of Clovis and Enriqueta Cortez of Roswell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son Valentin Cortez II to Carmen Elena Sizemore of Marietta, Ga. The bride is the daughter of Elia Lopez. The couple will exchange vows at sunset on Feb. 10 on a private beach in Los Cabos, Mexico. […]

Ex-Ram standout signs with afl2 Dusters

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Jeff Howard (3) was a Division II All-American linebacker his senior season at Eastern New Mexico University. (File photo) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Come next semester, Jeff Howard is still going to be a student at Eastern New Mexico University, but May’s graduation ceremony may be the only time you’ll see him on campus. […]

11/18 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Nov. 9 through Nov. 16: • Karal Frederick Wisner Jr., 20, of Clovis to Stephanie Marie Corey, 19, of Albuquerque • Joshua Ralph Bold, 26, to Bevin Elizabeth Ryan, 24, both of Broken Arrow, Okla. • Darrin Scott Phinney, 36, to Bambi Michelle Shamp, 35, […]

Pulliam, Howard M.

Howard M. Pulliam, 81, of Greenville, Texas, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at a nursing home. He was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Bellview to Sterling and Polly Mitchell. He married Avice Clayton in Portales March 31, 1944. He worked for John Deere for 32 years and also served in the U.S. Army. He was […]

Howard, Jim W.

Jim Wayne Howard of Big Spring, Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005, in Big Spring. He was born in 1919 in Strong City, Okla., to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Howard. He specialized in heavy equipment and later owned his own garage and machine shop, where he rebuilt engines in Gallup. He served in the Army […]

Howard M. Mason

Howard M. Mason Services:6 p.m. Friday at Muffley Funeral Home Chapel in Clovis. Howard M. Mason, 73, of Clovis, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 29, 1931, in Jasper, Ala., to Howard and Gertrude Norris Mason. He married Trena Wilson on Sept. 23, 2004, […]

William “Bill” Howard

William “Bill” Howard Date of birth: May 14, 1924 Dates of service: 1943 to 1945 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of service: Pacific: Hawaiian Islands Branch: Navy CBs (Construction Battalion) Rank: Machinist Mate 3rd Class Unit: 575 Construction Battalion In his words: Stationed in the Hawaiian islands, Howard lost his taste for […]

Hounds’ O-line relies on experience

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Age is a relative thing, but Eastern New Mexico senior tackle T.J. Cobb thinks it has helped the Greyhounds’ offensive line mesh into a cohesive unit this season. “Up front we’re pretty old,” said Cobb, a senior from Alvin, Texas, who had to sit out in 2004 after suffering […]

Demoting DeLay could be good for GOP’s image

Freedom Newspapers We suspect the indictment of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will sooner or later be exposed as a politically motivated prosecution. But whether DeLay is found guilty or exonerated, we believe his demotion will be a good thing for the Grand Old Party. No one likes to see a good and honest person […]

Wet weather keeping pest control officer busy

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The nets Francis Warner uses to trap mosquitos are equipped with a few of the pest’s favorites things: light and carbon dioxide. Light bulbs and dry ice produce the elements, which mosquitos just can’t seem to resist. When the Clovis vector control officer captures the bugs, he sends them […]

Palady, Eugene

Eugene Palady Services: Have been held. Mr. Eugene “Gene” Palady, 80, of Clovis, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, at Baptist Saint Anthony’s Hospice in Amarillo. He was born on Feb. 24, 1925, in Vermont, to Margaret and Frank Palady Sr. He married Pauline Martel on Oct. 12, 1949, in Vermont. They moved to New Mexico […]